Pancreatitis in chihuahua

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Avatar f tn My daughter just went through another pancreatic episode in her little Chihuahua mix to the tune of another $1,200. I am no expert in the field but, from my experience, food and water is usually completely stopped from 1-5 days to let the pancreas REST. Fluid therapy, regular blood work (sometimes several times a day), pain meds or a patch for pain and antibiotics are often used. This is a very painful condition.
Avatar f tn But it can take the pancreas time to heal after an acute bout of pancreatitis. Some regimes recommend fasting with only water, in order for the healing to take place. However, yes 10 days is quite a long time for a little dog to go with no nutrients at all. Is she getting any fluids? Are the fluids staying down? If not -then that is an emergency by now. Serious dehydration could set in. I am sure the vet has provided a diet food....and that is probably kibble. Am I right? Or is it a soft food?
Avatar f tn I'm more concerned about the color of the stool. Light stools indicate a lack of bile, which gives poop its brown color. This situation is a little reminiscent of what happened to my first dog after eating one pork rib bone. He got pancreatitis and it was fatal. Of course, my dog was very old when that happened and his pancreas was probably already twitchy anyway and the bone and fat was just the last straw. It's something you need to be aware of though for future reference.
903476 tn?1242240637 one more thing.... If there are no blankets in the room that I am sitting in, my Chihuahua will whine until I get him one...! Boy, has he got me trained!
1300834 tn?1273126954 I have a 15 mo old chihuahua/rat terrier mix who has been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. She is also overweight which i know can worsen the condition and I've been exercising her more. But what I'd like to know is there a diet that is best for her with her condition? I'm not convinced that the prescription diet she's on is the best and she doesn't like the taste so is not eating well.
Avatar f tn , we just took in as a foster dog (likely will adopt - don't know how I could take him back) from a local rescue shelter that houses most of their animals. The guy we took in was guessed to be a Chihuahua mix, but he looks to be at least 80% short haired Chi to me (based on pictures I find on the web). But, he is 10 pounds and underweight, hope to see him up to at least 12 pounds, is close to 12" at the shoulder, so way beyond the size associated with a Chi... any ideas?
543578 tn?1214415607 I have a 2 1/2 year old male Reindeer Chihuahua, and a few weeks ago while my friend was puppy sitting and called me and said to come home that he thinks Buster (my dog) is having a seizure. So of course I came home and he seemed fine. I asked what happened he said that Buster just started to shake and making this weird face and his mouth was like distorted and he started foaming at the mouth then it was over.
Avatar f tn she went out to use the bathroom with our other chihuahua was running around then when they called them to come in my son said she was walking a little off and was having trouble coming up the stairs he went to pick her up and she growled at him which is something she would never do ever, then she ran in the house her self and went under the table where she always went, a few minutes later my boyfriend heard a strange sound and thought the dogs were fighting when he went in the kitchen she was
Avatar n tn TPN is liquid nutrients administered through an IV, usually placed in a large vein in the neck. When my dog had pancreatitis the hospital installed a port in his neck. It sounds worse than it really is. The port allowed the staff to not only administer meds and TPN, but to take daily blood for lab work without constantly sticking the poor guy in the leg. Try to stay calm. He's had major surgery and it's going to take some time for him to feel better.
Avatar n tn Over the Counter regular Pepcid (not pepcid ac) is used in dogs and cats all the time. A dose for a chihuahua would be very small, obviously. The Pepcid dose is:0.25 to 0.5 mg per pound. If she weighs 3 pounds you would give 0.75 to 1.5 mg's once daily. If you could find a pediatric or liquid Pepcid it would be easier to give this tiny dose. She should really go to the vet, though.
1916673 tn?1420236870 But definitely consider stopping the Rimadyl and Tramadol, as these will affect the kidneys and potentially make the pancreatitis worse. Okay. There are quite a few things in my message that you need to talk to your vet about, so I'll leave you with them for the time being. Please get back if you have questions and/or after you have spoken with your vet.
472721 tn?1207530534 He seem to have his eyesight affected more than usual, his eyesight was compromised before, but seems to have gotten worse in the last 2 days. He reacts like he is pain when I try to pick him up under the right shoulder. He is a large chihuahua. We lost his mom to pancreatitus 2 years ago and he was treated for the same disese several months ago. We didn't think he would make it and he remarkably pulled through.What could be causing this and what can I do?
Avatar f tn Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood. My husband and I discovered that completely bypassing the GI tract by using reglan injections worked much better in the end. Chica didn't get the extra pyramidal side effects (extreme restlessness, shaking and trembling) from the reglan injections that she got from the oral meds.
Avatar f tn With an acute pancreatitis attack it is not possible to eat anything, in fact it isn't advisable, and it's true, even water can be hard to keep down. It is better that NOTHING (not even water now) enters the system by mouth to give the pancreas a complete rest. He needs to get to the vet as soon as possible. You were doing the right thing, giving him tiny amounts of water to try to hold dehydration at bay, but that won't help now.
Avatar n tn Dear Doctor, My dog is 3 years old and is a female Chihuahua and Pomeranian mix. This past week she has been having some major diarrhea issues in the early morning between 4 and 5 am. I also have discovered that she is shedding fur a lot as well. If I pet her, large clumps of fur will easily come off. I also gave her a de-worming pill less than a week ago. Can you please tell me what is wrong with her? Thank you so much for your time.
Avatar f tn He would appear to be fine and then suddenly he would leap up from sleeping or simply relaxing, yelping in terrible pain. Upon examination by the vet he was found to have pancreatitis, which is a very painful, potentially life-threatening condition. A trip to the vet is most definitely in order. Anything that is painful enough to make them yelp needs to be assessed medically. Please let us know how he is.
Avatar n tn My 10 year old Gretchen chihuahua/dachshund mix died in the front seat of my car on the way to the vet yesterday. Although I take comfort that I was with her, I'm riddled with guilt. Less than 2 months ago I had to put Zena down, my 12.5 year old black lab due to cancer.
Avatar f tn I have a Chihuahua that has not ate in a week at first she ate a little and it was like she was choking on it like it was painful fed her for a day by mashing treats so she didnt have to chew then she completely stopped she is very weak can't stand I took her to the vet this morning she's there now hooked to an I.V.
Avatar m tn Not only does that extra weight make any injury worse, it can cause the same kinds of problems that happen in overweight humans like high blood pressure, diabetes, and congestive heart failure. My mother-in-law killed her chihuahua doing exactly the same thing your boyfriend is doing to his dog. The fat-laden human food also makes her a ticking time bomb for pancreatitis, and that's not something I would wish on my worst enemy. It's extremely painful and the end result is usually death.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Not positive if I've joined (also having trouble bookmarking blog); but hope I'm in. First time I've been back in a few weeks since I had to put Teagan to rest. To be honest I hope to NEVER need to refresh myself on the terrible disease. But, you all gave me such comfort when Teagan left me. I hope to keep reading posts to keep up with you all.
134578 tn?1546634665 My husband was cooking some chicken thighs on the barbecue, and for some reason did not think twice about peeling eight pieces of chicken and throwing all eight pieces of skin to the dog. Dog is a Chihuahua-Pomeranian cross, tips the scale at ten pounds. She ate them all, but has since vomited out one entirely intact chicken-leg skin, and is mostly lying around looking as though she would not be sorry if the world ended.
Avatar n tn Pancreatitis would be the first thing to check out after a hefty dose of fatty people-food. My vet tells me he sees definite spikes in pancreatitis cases after most holidays - the worst being the summer holidays when people are barbecuing and sharing with their dogs. Pancreatitis can be a fatal condition, and is diagnosed with a simple blood test to look at amylase and lipase levels.
Avatar n tn Good question. My daughter has a Chihuahua mix that is "strictly" on SD food. They think she has chronic pancreatitis. She has had at least 3 hospitalizations, costing ove $2,000 and that is even with my daughter being able to do IV treatments at home! I feel so bad when the other dogs get treats and she gets a microscopic piece of something. I have given her pieces of carrot.
1485641 tn?1287977898 Hello, we trying to help our dog Pete get over his recurring illness and get to the bottom of what is causing it. He is a 6 year old 12lb chihuahua mix that has random recurring episodes where he will get ill several times a year over the last few years. When sick, Pete will become lethargic and have symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite. This usually will last up to a week and in some cases leads to severe dehydration and require iv fluids from our local vet.
Avatar n tn He did have a bout of pancreatitis a few years back ( He was vomiting profusely and lethargic so I took him in). They told me his kidney enzymes were elevated and I attributed it to feeding him too many treats and people food. But since that incident he has strictly on his dog food and has had treats sparingly. Do you think the fact that he doesn't want to lie with his stomach touching anything indicates that he is experiencing pain in his torso?
1928356 tn?1323072131 I am sure you will be getting some replies from other members soon, so check in often. May I did the vet recommend that you treat the pancreatitis...? Did he give any pain medications for your dog..? Did he suggest holding off on the food...? Or increasing the fluid intake....? Surely, your vet must have offered some type of guidance for treating this. I don't have any experience with pancreatitis , so I'm not sure how to help you....I'm so sorry.
Avatar n tn I dnt knw if this helps anyone but my 11 yr old caviler recently took unwell he has stage four heart failure he had been in out vets three times in two days they knew he was in pain and recieved him pain relief and antibiotics incase of infection it was breaking my heart as when I brought him Hme he was just lying for hours I finally phned vets booking hom in to have him put to sleep not long after tht my friend phoned and said give Anne dee a phone who's an animal cummincator I did and Wht she
Avatar m tn A seizure is any abnormal electrical disturbance in the brain. Seizures can vary in length from several seconds to minutes. Our pets may experience a seizure as a one-time event in their life or seizures can occur as a repeated event over weeks or months. We refer to this repeated event as epilepsy. You may hear the term status epilepticus which is a seizure that is continuous and does not end without intervention.
Avatar m tn Once it hit the market, doctors prescribed it long term and problems are cropping up. Reglan is metabolized in the kidneys, and with my dog in kidney failure, she couldn't metabolize it. The reglan built up to a toxic dose in her bloodstream and her eyes rolled in her head, she visibly shook for hours while she panted and restlessly paced at the same time. Benadryl can help shut down those symptoms until it wears off. But talk about scary!
Avatar m tn I gave her two decent meals a day because she was an extremely active dog, right up until her last few days of life (she passed at 15) Fortunately it was me in charge of the food in my house -not her! Two meals a day of a high quality dogfood, plus great exercise should help. Nothing wrong with adding some fresh meat/fish with veg to dried kibble to make it more interesting, but only 2 meals a day. Make sure you get a top-notch kibble.